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New tools made possible by Epic@UNC Healthy Planet help providers adjust to a new model of care

From Best Practice Advisories for ambulatory practices to composite scores, Epic@UNC Healthy Planet provides tools to help clinics manage patient populations – a key to success in a rapidly changing health care market.

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Infant MRIs show autism linked to increased cerebrospinal fluid

Infant MRIs show autism linked to increased cerebrospinal fluid

MRIs show a brain anomaly in nearly 70 percent of babies at high risk of developing the condition who go on to be diagnosed, laying the groundwork for a predictive aid for pediatricians and the search for a potential treatment.

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Bronze Stars, White Coat

Bronze Stars, White Coat

As a student in the UNC School of Medicine's Physician Assistant Program, two-time Bronze Star Award recipient Curtis Carr is building on the medical skills he acquired as a Green Beret medic serving in Afghanistan. He looks forward to applying these skills in the civilian world next year.

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A Mother’s Gift

A Mother’s Gift

Ten years ago Carol Offen donated a kidney to her son. Today she works to demystify the process of live organ donation in the hopes that more people will give the gift of life.

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UNC researchers featured in American Society of Hematology video

UNC researchers featured in American Society of Hematology video

UNC’s Nigel Key and Alisa Wolberg labs were featured in a recent video produced by the American Society of Hematology to urge continued National Institutes of Health support for ongoing research of venous thromboembolism and other hematologic conditions.

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UNC Lineberger launches innovative cellular immunotherapy program

UNC Lineberger launches innovative cellular immunotherapy program

The early-stage cellular immunotherapy trials are for patients with either Hodgkin lymphoma or non-Hodgkin lymphoma, who lack other treatment options or are at high risk of their disease returning.

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Starting the conversation to improve diabetes care

Starting the conversation to improve diabetes care

Anna Kahkoska and Nick Brazeau, students in UNC’s MD-PhD program, have developed an innovative approach to patient care at the Open Door Clinic, a free clinic in Burlington staffed by students from the UNC School of Medicine, Elon University, and Alamance Community College that treats a large number of patients with diabetes.

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UNC research helps answer why genetic mutation leads to decreased triglycerides in blood

UNC research helps answer why genetic mutation leads to decreased triglycerides in blood

Doctoral student Cassandra Hayne, working with Saskia Naher, PhD, found that a specific mutated version of a lipoprotein binds more effectively to liver cells, thus explaining decreased levels of triglycerides in blood.

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Graham’s Transplant Story Garners Statewide Attention

Graham’s Transplant Story Garners Statewide Attention

On Feb. 14 – National Organ Donor Day – we published a video featuring Howell Graham. In 1990, Graham was the first UNC Hospitals patient with Cystic Fibrosis to receive a double lung transplant. Now, he’s the longest living lung transplant recipient in the United States.

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UNC researcher finds safer, less-invasive method of staging endometrial cancer

UNC researcher finds safer, less-invasive method of staging endometrial cancer

Using dye to map cancer metastases, Emma Rossi, MD, and UNC collaborators lead large study to help patients avoid complications from surgery.

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 Measuring patients' muscles to predict chemotherapy side effects

Measuring patients' muscles to predict chemotherapy side effects

UNC Lineberger researchers Hy Muss, MD, Shlomit Strulov Shachar, MD, and colleagues report in the journal Clinical Cancer Research that a measure of muscle mass and muscle quality developed at UNC could potentially help doctors better identify patients at high risk for side effects that could require hospitalization.

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UNC neuroscientist headlines Science Café

Watch video of UNC researcher Flavio Frohlich, PhD, speak at last week's Science Café at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh. Frohlich is an assistant professor of psychiatry, cell biology & physiology, and biomedical engineering at the UNC School of Medicine.

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Autism study gains national attention

Autism study gains national attention

Published last week in the journal Nature, the research shows it is possible to use MRIs to predict which high-risk babies will go on to develop autism as toddlers.

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Researchers uncover brain circuitry central to reward-seeking behavior

Researchers uncover brain circuitry central to reward-seeking behavior

Published today in Nature, the discovery has major implications for the study of motivation, decision making, as well as addiction and other disorders.

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UNC Center for Health Innovation and AARP  Collaborate on Digital Health Solutions for the 50+ Population

UNC Center for Health Innovation and AARP Collaborate on Digital Health Solutions for the 50+ Population

The second Digital Health Innovation SprintTM will address the challenge of how can wearables be used to galvanize the 50+ population to take the right medications as prescribed?

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Researchers implicate suspect in heart disease linked to diabetes

Researchers implicate suspect in heart disease linked to diabetes

In their study of the IRS-1 protein, researchers at the University of North Carolina found a new lead for reversing or preventing heart disease associated with diabetes.

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 Patients and their records agree on medical history for most maladies

Patients and their records agree on medical history for most maladies

A study led by UNC Lineberger researcher Ronald Chen, MD, found that a group of prostate cancer patients reliably reported their own medical histories when their responses were compared to their medical records.

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 Researchers awarded grant to study strategy to improve immunotherapy response

Researchers awarded grant to study strategy to improve immunotherapy response

With a $1.74 million grant from the NIH, UNC Lineberger researchers led by H. Shelton Earp, MD, will study a potential new strategy for improving immunotherapy drug responses in patients with melanoma.

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Researchers use MRIs to predict which high-risk babies will develop autism as toddlers

Researchers use MRIs to predict which high-risk babies will develop autism as toddlers

This first-of-its-kind study used MRIs to image the brains of infants, and then researchers used brain measurements and a computer algorithm to accurately predict autism before symptoms set in.

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